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West Indies recall Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer for ODI series against Australia


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West Indies announced a 15-member squad for three-match ODI series against Australia. Fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell, left-handed opener Shimron Hetmyer and all-rounder Roston Chase have been recalled to West Indies ODI squad.

All-rounder Chase and middle-order batter Hetmyer featured in the Test and T20I against South Africa but Cottrell, the left-arm quick, has not played for West Indies since November 2020.

The series forms part of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ODI Super League where both teams are aiming to win points to be one of the top seven teams that will secure automatic qualification for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup in India.

“This squad is coming off a comprehensive series win against Sri Lanka which should boost their confidence going into what is expected to be a tougher contest against Australia. The return of Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase and Sheldon Cottrell adds greater depth and experience to the squad," said chief selector Roger Harper.

The ODIs will be played on July 20, 22 and 24 with all three matches scheduled as day-night encounters. Before the ODI series, West Indies will face Australia in five T20Is in St Lucia, from July 9 to 16.

Squad:

Kieron Pollard (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Anderson Philip, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd.